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  • Spa Patronage Grows Among Men and Women

    Twenty-one percent of Americans say they have visited at least one type of spa during the past 12 months, with both women and men expressing interest in treatments and products, according to data from the International Spa Association. ISA also sa…
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  • NSF Promotes Good Handwashing Practices

    NSF International, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, launched its new Clean Hands Across America initiative in December. The campaign kicked off during National Handwashing Week, Dec. 7-13, 2003. Clean Hands Across America aims to e…
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  • Blacks are An Untapped Beauty Market

    African-Americans spend about $6 billion on health and beauty aids annually, 11.2% more than the general market, according to studies by the Hunter-Miller Group, Chicago. This makes African-Americans a golden opportunity in the health and beauty aids…
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  • Demand for Containers in The U.S. is Growing

    Demand in the U.S. for cosmetic and toiletry containers is expected to grow 2.6% a year to 23 billion units in 2007. “Cosmetic and Toiletry Containers,” a report from The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, noted that the strongest prospects…
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  • Northeast Shoppers Choose

    l Consumers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will be opting for convenience over price and value for the holidays, according to a survey from consultant company Deloitte. Deloitte surveyed 933 lower New York state, New Jersey and Connecticut…
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  • Social Acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery

    A nationwide survey released released at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ annual meeting revealed that cosmetic surgery is gaining acceptance among Americans. According to the results of the survey, 91% of Americans said that cosmetic…
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  • U.S. Manufacturers Are Helped by Mail

    While many U.S. retailers continue to increase their off-shore product sourcing, mail order marketing companies are searching for products made in America, according to the Catalog Age Benchmark report on merchandising. According to the report, the…
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  • Color Pigments Workshop

    The Color Pigments Manufacturers Asso-ciation (CPMA) will present “Pigment Solutions Critical to Success,” a three-day conference and workshop program, at the Hotel InterContinental in Chicago, April 20-22. The conference is co-sponsored…
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  • Pain Sufferers

    l More people than ever are turning to massage therapy to manage pain, according to a consumer survey by the American Massage Therapy Associa-tion (AMTA). The survey shows that 47% of those polled have had a massage specifically for pain relief or…
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  • Woodward and Stratton

    l Bob Woodward, assistant managing editor of the Washington Post and co author of nine best-selling nonfiction books and Hal Stratton, Consumer Products Safety Commision’s (CPSC) chairman, will be keynote speakers at the 90th annual CSPA meetin…
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  • Cholo Culture is The Next Wave In

    According to the Zandl Group, New York, NY, the new “cholo culture” is the new millennium’s answer to the rap/hip hop culture of the 1980s. “Cholo,” which comes from gang culture, gives it authenticity and makes it hardc…
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  • Lee Scott,

    H. Lee Scott Jr., Wal-Mart president and chief executive officer, will speak at the CTFA 2004 annual meeting on Feb. 27. The meeting runs Feb. 25-28 at the Boca Raton resort and club, Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Scott will be featured at the morning general…
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  • Dermatologist Brands Threaten

    According to a new study from Kline & Company, Little Falls, NJ, there’s growing concern among skin care marketers about competition from new dermatologist brands. The study, The U.S. Professional Skin Care Market 2003, observed that market…
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  • Are You Metrosexual?

    “These traditional marketers are trying to disarm the dermatologist brands by beating them at their own game,” Ms. Contreras said, “and the professional skin care brands are now seeing competition from both sides.” l Marketin…
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  • Facial Hair Survey Reveals that Less is More

    Both men and women prefer the clean-shaven look over every other style, including goatee, moustache, soul patch, beard and stubble, according to a new study sponsored by Gillette. Women found the clean-shaven look to be sexier than stubble or a moust…
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  • BEAUTY FUSION SET FOR

    ● Professional beauty show for the salon/spa industry Beauty Fusion is scheduled to open its doors for the first time Sept. 26-28, 2004, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, followed by Health and Beauty America. Organized…
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  • 13 OUT OF 19

    ● Ten out of 19 of the best-selling household floor cleaners made floors more slippery than they were before cleaning, according to a National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), Southlake, TX study. “Most of the products tested contained a…
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  • CLEANING SERVICE

    ● Demand for contract cleaning services and supplies is expected to grow 7% a year to total $50 billion in 2007, according to Cleaning Services and Supplies from The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, OH. Non-residential services will dominate, but…
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  • NEW LUXURY

    ● As the overall U.S. economy grew modestly during the first half of 2003, sales from “new luxury” players, whose high-quality products are targeted to middle-market consumers but cost more than traditional items, rose 18%, accord…
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  • SOLVENT SALES

    ● Sales of disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals are expected to grow 6% a year, reaching $735 million in 2007, according to The Freedonia Group Inc., Cleveland, OH in its Solvents report. Demandwill be driven by heightened awareness of foo…
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